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Literature: Websites & Open Access

American, British, and World Literature


Essential American Poets from the Poetry Foundation

Lorine Niedecker Gary Snyder

Gertrude Stein

Adrienne Rich
Charles Simic Richard Hugo
Alan Dugan Robert Pinsky

Watch CSPAN American Writers

Click on C-SPAN American Writers to see available videos on American writers, then click see all videos from this series. You can either browse the list or enter one of the search terms below to access American Writers from a specific time period. 

  • 20th Century
  • Founding to Revolution
  • Progressive Era & Reaction
  • Rebuilding America & the Gilded Age
  • Slavery & the Civil War
  • The Young Nation